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Mohammad Mossadegh

Remembering the 'Iranian Spring' of 1979 -- Before the Ayatollahs Took Over

Mahmood Delkhasteh | Posted 04.11.2015 | World
Mahmood Delkhasteh

Today's young generation in Iran does not know the history of this coup; it is the stolen narrative of the Iranian revolution. Many people do not know that the current regime of repression and corruption is not a result of the Shah's overthrow but an outcome of a coup against the goals and guiding principles of the revolution.

McCain Says We Must Fight ISIS in Syria and Iraq -- Have We Learned Nothing at All From the Iraq War?

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 11.02.2014 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

Mr. President: "Don't do stupid stuff" really is a smart mantra when it comes to foreign policy. It means don't rush to action because people like John McCain and Lindsey Graham demand it. You were right in 2002. Rely on that same judgment now.

The Moment the U.S. Ended Iran's Brief Experiment in Democracy

Robert Scheer | Posted 10.20.2013 | Politics
Robert Scheer

Sixty years ago this week the United States successfully staged a coup in Iran to overthrow democratically elected Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh that a newly declassified CIA document reveals was designed to preserve the control of Western companies over Iran's rich oil fields.

Britain, the CIA and the Iran Revolution

Renee Parsons | Posted 04.28.2012 | World
Renee Parsons

As the U.S. tightens its three decades of sanctions now joined by Britain, that action must evoke bitter memories of an earlier time and place in Iran.

Reset: Stephen Kinzer's Vision of a New U.S. Relationship with Turkey and Iran

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

Does Turkey's new, more independent foreign policy represent a threat to America? Or might it present an opportunity for a new alignment that addresses and de-escalates the conflicts of the broader Middle East?

CNN Praises a Dictator

Sanjeev Bery | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Sanjeev Bery

Somehow, CNN.com is bestowing positive coverage upon the Shah and his son without once acknowledging the repressive practices of the Shah's regime.

CNN's Navarrette Gets Iran Wrong

Sanjeev Bery | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Sanjeev Bery

While tempting, the calls to get tougher with the Iranian government fail to consider the legacy of 25 years of U.S. intervention against Iranian democracy.